Maui Brewers Festival

The 11th annual Maui Brewers Festival will be taking place this Saturday, May 18th at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Exclusive VIP Tasting will begin at 2:00 pm. Food from local restaurants and caterers are included in your ticket purchase. No additional charge to eat!

This year’s list of breweries include Hawaii favorites and some newbies to the festival. New breweries include Burgeon Beer, Faction, Mason Ale Works, Moonraker Brewing, Revision, Second Chance Brewing, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, and Urban Roots. Hawaii brewed favorites include Aloha Beer, Beer Lab, Big Island Brewhaus, Hilo Brewing & Beverages, Honolulu BeerWorks, Kauai Beer, Kauai Island Brewing, Kohola Brewery, Kona Brewing, Lanikai Brewing, Maui Brewing, Ola Brew, Paradise Ciders and Waikiki Brewing.

Food vendors include Maui Brewing Co, Aloha Thai Fusion, Fork & Salad, The Maui Cookie Lady, Whole Foods, and so many others! Live music provided by Yum Yum Beast, Riddum Station and Flat Jackson. For those non beer drinkers, there will be hard cider, hard kombucha and root beer.

Money raised from the festival helps provide funds to Maui Arts & Cultural Center programs and community enrichment.

Hawaii Small Business Conference

On May 8th and May 9th the 3rd annual Hawaii Small Business Conference will take place at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

Anyone interested in increasing their business knowledge, expanding their professional network, whether they are business owners, managers or entrepreneurs are encouraged to attend.

Wednesday presentations will include a full day workshop beginning at 8:00 am and running until 5:00 pm. On the agenda topics include success planning, tax strategies, video marketing, technology and much more. Thursday will have workshops on a parallel schedule running from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Topics include Tools to Grow my Community and Business, Essential Systems for Small Business Success, and Intellectual Property and Branding.

This event is presented by the Maui Economic Development Board with the support of the County of Maui Office of Economic Development.

Beach Boys At Maui Arts & Cultural Center

The Beach Boys will be performing Friday night, April 12th, at the A&B Amphitheater. Show is starting at 7:30 pm with gates opening at 6:00 pm.

The Beach Boys have sold millions of albums and produced numerous hits since their debut over 50 years ago. They have influenced countless artists throughout the years with their musical style. Current band members are Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, Jeffrey Foskett, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher, Christian Love, and Scott Totten.

In 2013 they released the Sounds of Summer that has since gone triple platinum and still climbing! The interest in the band and their music has received a new resurgence. Those interested in purchasing tickets should check the Maui Arts & Cultural Center for availability.

Dance Class Available

L.A. Dance Project will be holding a dance class for intermediate level dancers on Wednesday, March 13th at 5:00 pm in the Omori Room A at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Veteran dancer Nathan Makolandra is hosting the class. Dancers can expect a high energy class with a lot of floor work. Be sure to wear socks and comfortable clothing.

Nathan is a graduate of the famous Juilliard School. He began his dancing and choreography career in South Carolina. His choreography has been featured on the hit television show So You Think You Can Dance.

Registration is required for $10. Those who registered for the dance class will have a $5 discount toward purchasing a ticket to the L.A. Dance Project performance being held on Thursday, March 14th.



Classical Guitarist Derek Gripper

Classical guitarist Derek Gripper will be performing Thursday night, January 31st at the McCoy Studio Theater. The show is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm and run until approximately 10:00 pm.

His concerts explore the styles that have influenced his music to date. Bach, Malian songs, kora compositions, Southern African bow music, and avant-garde Brazillian guitar music. When combined it creates an unusual explosive sound.

Maui Arts & Cultural Center members can receive a 10% discount off tickets. Kids 12 and under are free.